Board and Management

Justin Mannolini

Non-Executive Chairman

B.Com/LL (Hons), LLM (Cantab), GAICD, SA FIN

Mr Mannolini was appointed to the Jindalee Board as a Non-Executive Director in September 2013 and was appointed Chairman in July 2016.

Mr Mannolini is a partner in the Corporate Advisory Group of Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin.  He was an Executive Director with Macquarie Capital, the investment banking division of the Macquarie Group from March 2016 to May 2016 and was responsible for cross-industry coverage of the Western Australian market.  Prior to joining Macquarie, Mr Mannolini was Managing Director and head of Gresham Advisory Partners’ Perth office, and before that, a partner in the mergers and acquisitions group of Australian law firm Freehills.  In May 2016 Mr Mannolini was appointed to the board of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, a $5B fund set up by the Australian Government to encourage population growth and economic development in northern Australia.

As a lawyer and investment banker, Mr Mannolini has more than 20 years experience in corporate finance ranging across industry sectors and product lines, including mergers and acquisitions transactions and general strategic advisory mandates for companies in the resources sector .

Mr Mannolini has a combined degree in Commerce and Law (with Honours) from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge (Queens College).



Lindsay Dudfield

Executive Director


Mr Dudfield is a geologist with over 40 years experience in multi-commodity exploration, primarily within Australia. He held senior positions with the mineral divisions of Amoco (1977-1979) and Exxon (1980-1987) and was closely involved with the delineation of the Scuddles zinc-copper mine at Golden Grove, WA.

In 1987 he became a founding Director of Dalrymple Resources NL and spent the following 8 years helping acquire and explore Dalrymple’s properties, leading to a number of greenfields discoveries. In late 1994 Mr Dudfield joined the Board of Horizon Mining NL (Jindalee’s predecessor) and has been responsible for managing Jindalee since inception.

Mr Dudfield is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Geological Society of Australia and the Society of Economic Geologists. He is also a Non-executive Director of Energy Metals Limited and Alchemy Resources Limited.



Darren Wates

Non-Executive Director

LLB, BCom, Grad Dip App Fin

Mr Wates is a corporate lawyer with over 23 years’ experience in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, resources, project acquisitions/divestments and corporate governance gained through private practice and in-house roles in Western Australia. 

Mr Wates is the founder and Principal of Corpex Legal, a Perth based legal practice providing corporate, commercial and resources related legal services, primarily to small and mid-cap ASX listed companies. In this role, Mr Wates has provided consulting general counsel services to ASX listed company Neometals Ltd (ASX:NMT) since 2016, having previously being employed as legal counsel of Neometals.

Mr Wates holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.


Patricia (Trish) Farr

Company Secretary

GradCertProfAcc., GradDipACG., GAICD, FGIA/FCIS

Ms Farr joined Jindalee when the Company listed in July 2002 and has been closely involved with the growth and development of the Company since listing.

Ms Farr is an experienced Chartered Secretary with over 20 years experience in providing company secretarial and corporate governance services to a small portfolio of ASX listed and unlisted companies, predominantly in the mineral resources, research and health sectors.

Ms Farr is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow member of Governance Institute of Australia (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. Ms Farr was appointed to the Jindalee Board in 2008.


Karen Wellman

Chief Executive Officer

B.Sc., B.Comm

Mrs Wellman is a geologist with almost 20 years’ experience covering all aspects of the mining cycle from early stage exploration, production and mine geology, through to resource definition and estimation.

Most recently Mrs Wellman held senior roles at Silver Lake Resources Limited and Doray Minerals Limited where she made significant contributions to the success of the Deflector Gold-Copper Project in Western Australia.  Previously she worked as a Geology Consultant for Optiro on a range of international and Australian exploration and resource projects.  Mrs Wellman spent three years working in Scandinavia on volcanolgenic massive sulphide and gold-copper porphyry deposits for Boliden Minerals AB and held multiple roles at St Ives Gold Mine in Kambalda with Goldfields Australia.

Mrs Wellman is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.


Jimmy Thom

Exploration Manager

B.Sc., B.Comm., MODG

Mr Thom is a geologist with 15 years experience across project generation, brownfields exploration and resource development in Australia, Africa and Canada.

Prior to joining Jindalee, Mr Thom was Exploration Manager for Paladin Energy and contributed to prioritising and progressing Paladin’s geologically and geographically diverse exploration assets and Mineral Resource inventory.

Mr Thom holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Ore Deposit Geology from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.


Brett Marsh

VP Geology and Development (US), HiTech Minerals Inc.


Mr. Marsh is an AIPG Certified Professional Geologist and a Registered Member with Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) with over 25 years of diverse mining and geological experience. He has worked for and held senior leadership roles for Kastan Mining, Luna Gold, Kiska Metals, Newmont, Freeport-McMoRan, Phelps Dodge, ASARCO and consulted undependably to deliver numerous NI43-101 technical reports.

Mr. Marsh has demonstrated the ability to deliver results in culturally diverse and geographically difficult environments, such as Brazil, Peru, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Tanzania, Indonesia, Australia, and has also worked in remote areas of Alaska. He has managed all phases of the mining lifecycle including greenfield and brownfield exploration, project development (including preliminary economic assessments, prefeasibility and feasibility), project construction, mine operations, and environmental. He successfully led multi-cultural teams to develop business processes and implementation plans for many mine development and operational projects.